Help me find an awesome laptop within my budget, please.
August 26, 2011 11:32 AM Subscribe
LaptopFilter: What is the best value laptop I can get with a $500 budget? Bonus: Graphic Design capabilities.
posted by woodvine to computers & internet (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My 2005 MacBook Pro (2,2; Core2Duo; 2.16 GHz; 1.667 GB RAM), is on its last legs. I'm a student and I use it for everything (desktop replacement), so before it finally dies, I want to replace it. (Hooray student loans!) I'd love to get another Mac, but my budget is limited to $500 this time around.
I'd like to have a 15 inch screen, but that's not a hard requirement. This is the only computer I will have, so I don't think a netbook is going to cut it. It will mostly be used for browsing the internet, writing papers, taking notes, and editing documents, which is my side business.
However, I'm taking a class this semester on Photoshop and InDesign, and I'm planning to begin using these programs in my work, so it would be bonus if this laptop could manage to run them, although not necessarily required.
I want to get the best damn laptop I can for $500. Halp?